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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

REVIEW: Tricky Twenty Two by Janet Evanovich

In the 22nd installment to Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, Stephanie is back as a not-so-great bounty hunter.  Trouble is brewing in Trenton, New Jersey and while not the best at her job on most days, she knows that she's being dupped by skip Ken Globovic aka Gobbles, who just happens to be an infamous member of the Zeta fraternity. With Gobbles in hiding, Stephanie scours the campus only to learn that something dangerous is brewing and with her luck, she's right smack dab in the middle of it.

The rest of the gang is back as readers would expect. As Stephanie's sidekick, Lula once again reaps a good dose of laughs as does Grandma Mazur.  Stephanie's love life is still a mess. Resident 'hot cop', Joe Morelli dumps her but there's certainly more to the story; the only question is whether she'll find solace with Ranger in the meantime.

Honestly, I was super disappointed with this book. I know some readers never wantthe series to end but I do.  Books 1 to say 15 or 16 we great--hilarity mixed with great characters and mystery elements.  Over the last few years the formula is waning. Stephanie and the crew never change or develop in a way that's satisfying for me as a reader. Sure, I still laugh but the laughs are fewer and far between than they used to be. This book ends with a possible turn, but it doesn't seem like even the characters take it all that seriously.

Final rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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